Public Service Announcement - Lincoln’s Public Spaces Continue to Re-open in Stage 3

Public Service Announcement - Lincoln’s Public Spaces Continue to Re-open in Stage 3  

Town Hall, Fleming Centre and Lincoln Public Library welcome back the community
 

Lincoln, ON - (July 30, 2020) - On July 24, the Niagara Region entered Stage 3 of the Province’s re-opening framework and the Town of Lincoln will continue to re-open facilities and amenities as it is safe to do so.  For the health and well-being of residents, customers, and staff, facilities will be operating under modified conditions based on the specific situation at each site.  Commencing on Monday, August 10, 2020 Town Hall, the Fleming Centre, Lincoln Public Library branches and the facility rental program will resume in a modified capacity to the public.

During this phased re-opening, all facility users will have access by pre-registration only. Additional safety measures being put in place include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Controlled access including passive screening and the use of hand sanitizer upon entry;
  • Requirement for the use of face coverings while in public spaces per Niagara Region bylaw no. 2020-46;
  • Directional floor markers for patrons to follow to support physical distancing efforts;
  • Enhanced cleaning of the facility, both during operating hours and during closure;
  • Physical barriers (plexiglass), signage, and use of personal protective equipment for staff;
  • Restricting the maximum number of people in the facility at one time to no more than 50 per indoor gathering guidelines; and
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult in facilities.

Town Hall

On August 10, Town Hall will resume operation of regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  In-person services will be available but residents are encouraged to book an appointment in advance to limit gathering in the building.  The only physical spaces open to the public at this time are the front lobby and payment counters in located in the Finance Department.  Dedicated space for meetings with the public has been identified and departments will book according to needs so that cleaning may be facilitated in between.

Residents can continue to access a number of services online or by calling our customer service team at 905-563-2799 ext. 319 to book appointments. One of our customer service representatives will be happy to assist or direct the call to the appropriate department.

Residents can find the status of all facilities and services online.

Fleming Centre

The Fleming Centre is expected to re-open for community use starting August 10, 2020 and will be implementing a phased approach for facility hours, activities and programs, including new protocols to help create a safe and enjoyable experience for visitors.

To support provincial guidelines and enhanced cleaning activities, the hours of operation are being adjusted.  The Fleming Centre operating hours for the month of August will be:

  • Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday:  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The walking track will be open for use and evening and weekend use of the dry arena surface for pickleball play will be available.  For more information, including access to activity schedules and registration information please visit lincoln.ca.  Registration will be available commencing August 4, 2020 online and via phone at 905-563-2799 ex. 319.   Residents are encouraged to register in advance of arriving at the Fleming Centre to ensure availability.


Lincoln Library

Starting August 10, 2020, the Library will expand its curbside pickup service to include in-person visits to meet the growing number of requests for library materials and to continue to provide service to the community.  Curbside pickup hours will continue, while in-person visits will commence during the following operating hours at both the Fleming Branch (Beamsville) and the Moses F. Rittenhouse Branch (Vineland):

  • Tuesday-Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Library will continue to run online programming and activities and offer access to a large variety of digital resources including eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and learning opportunities. More information can be located by visiting lincoln.library.on.ca.  Registration for in-person visits to the library will commence August 4, 2020 by calling the Fleming Branch at 905-563-7014 or the Moses F. Rittenhouse Branch at 905-562-5711.
 

Facility Rentals & Permits

As Town facilities reopen, staff will review facility rental requests on a case-by-case basis as they are received to determine suitability and ability to adhere to provincial health guidelines.  For a listing of available spaces for community use please visit lincoln.ca or call 905-563-2799 ex 319 to discuss your needs with a customer service representative. 

The Town continues to follow provincial public health orders and is working locally with Niagara Region Public Health to determine best practices for the safe re-opening and operations of facilities.  A comprehensive recovery strategy is in place that aligns with the province’s gradual phased-in approach.  The Town continues to remain vigilant and is focusing on supporting community recovery efforts from the pandemic.  Learn more about the town’s COVID-19 Recovery Program Framework.

For the most current information on the Town’s efforts to support the community in response to COVID-19, visit the COVID-19 page and follow @TownofLincolnON on social media.

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For information, please contact:

Sarah Ane
Associate Director, Recreation and Culture
Town of Lincoln
Direct: 905-563-2799 ext. 464
Cell: 905-401-4005
sane@lincoln.ca

 

 

 

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